Franklin &  Marshall College Library

TDF 168: Stage to Screen

Print Resources

Current Biography
Ref CT 100 .C8

International encyclopedia of dance
Ref GV 1585 .I586 1998

New York times film reviews
Ref PN 1995 .N4

Encyclopedia of stage plays into film
Ref PN 1997.85 .T544

International Dictionary of Films and Filmakers
Ref PN 1997.8 .I58

International Dictionary of Theater
Ref PN 2035 .I49

New York times theater reviews
Ref PN 2266 .N48


Online Resources

Academic Universe - Film Reviews
Academic Universe - Theater Reviews
Academic Universe - Video Reviews
Academic Universe (Lexis-Nexis) is a good resource for film and theater reviews over the last dozen years in papers such as the New York Times and Washington Post.

New York Times
The New York Times (Sep 18, 1851 - Dec 31, 2001, full-text) offers full page and article images with searchable full text back to the first issue. Terrific resources for older film or theater reviews.

Project Muse
Searchable access to scholarly journals in the arts and humanities, social sciences, and mathematics. Possibly our best resource for theater-related full-text journals.

Library Catalog
To find books in the our library, try a Words or Phrase search. Try narrowing your search by Details > Full Record > Subject terms. Sample search string:
shakespeare and (screen or film or movies or cinema)
Most film and theater materials can be found in the call number range PN 1995 - 2266 and PR 2965 if you're looking for Shakespeare resources.

WorldCat
Better than sliced bread, or Google! If you can't fine it anywhere else, you can find it here. Over 60 million records of many types of material from most academic libraries. Be sure check Libraries Worldwide. For materials not found at F&M, you may need to use:

Art Full Text
Variety of international English-language arts publications. Indexing from 1984 to present, abstracting from 1994 to present. Link will launch OmniFile Full Text Mega. Choose database from Subject Area.


Web Resources

Yahoo/Theater
Peruse these categories, or try a genernal search in Yahoo!. Be skeptical of general Web resources, and check Evaluate: Web Pages to determine the credibility of websites.

The Internet Movie Database
This is the best database of movies on the internet, with credits, plot summaries, links to official sites, on-line trailers, reviews, box office information, posters, merchandise, fun quotes, and all kinds of other neat stuff about your favorite old movies and new releases.


Last updated: 11/26/07, ag contact Andy Gulati for assistance, 291-4261